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Ward Manager - CAMHS




Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £41,231 DOE



Job Advert Location Description

Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.


Set within landscaped gardens, the safe and supportive environment of the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal offers a comprehensive inpatient specialist mental health service for young people and adults. The service is dedicated to providing innovative, high quality care and treatment for patients with challenging and complex needs, in order to enable their recovery and re-engagement with the community.

Job Advert Role Description

As part of the hospital's comprehensive CAMHS service, Meadows ward provides focussed care and treatment to young people aged 13-17 years who require psychiatric intensive care.  The 10-bedded unit  offers indiviudalised treatment for both male and female patients which is provided by a highly experienced and dedicated multi-disciplinary team.   


Are you eager to support young people in being the best that they can be?  Do you want to be part of a dynamic team of professionals who are driven to provide the best outcomes for each young person with who they work?  Do you want to join an organisation who will support you in your ongoing professional development?  If so, we are keen to hear from you.  


We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic Ward Manager to lead this team and support the delivery of specialised care and treatment to the young people admitted to Meadows ward.  Our patients present with challenging and complex needs, and our aim is to support them through their care pathway and ultimately back into the community. 


Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, you will lead an established ward team, playing a key role in the ongoing development of this Specialist Service at Cheadle Royal.  This is an exciting opportunity to further develop the service and staff team.


You will be responsible for the provision of high quality nursing care, ensuring safe staffing levels and delivering excellent management of the people in your team, ensuring they are supported, engaged and nurtured.  You will participate fully in the multi-disciplinary team, with involvement in assessment, planning and evaluation of care but also undertaking direct patient care as required.  You will ensure that your ward complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards. You will provide cover as Senior Nurse on Call as part of a rota.


In order to apply, you will need to be RMN Qualified (NMC registered), with essential experience in leading ward teams.  You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, with a patient-focussed approach and a commitment to delivering high quality care.  Ideally you will have experience of working with young people and experience of working in a PICU setting would be welcomed.


We are proud to offer:

•         Excellent salary

•         Many benefits in line with the NHS

•         Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team

•         Free on-site parking

•         Enhanced maternity pay

•         Access to development opportunities including:

•         Sponsorship of professional qualifications

•         Leadership & management development

•         Support with your Revalidation

•         NMC Payment in full

•         Long service awards

•         Birthday day off




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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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